Rocking horse

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Project by Laserblue posted 11-29-2009 02:57 PM 1685 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A month ago my brother in law and his wife had their second daughter.
So I thought, what to make for them?
What toy gave me the most fun when I was young?

A rocking horse.

It’s a simple model nothing fancy. They have a very modern interior and I wanted it to fit in.

-- Disturbing the peace since 1975--

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Douglas Krueger

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#1 posted 11-29-2009 06:25 PM

Someone is going to enjoy whiling away the hours galloping across the plains. You have just made it to #1 Uncle.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#2 posted 11-29-2009 08:02 PM

How ironic.

Last week, we were at Woodcraft. I was deeply buried in band saw blades. My wife asked me if she could buy these DIY plans, and have me build a toy for the 2 year-old grandson.

“Sure, Honey. Whatever you want.”

It’s almost the exact same thing you built. We got a dinosaur, but ….

But … at home … I noticed that it’s 3’ tall x nearly 4’ long x 1’ wide.

“Honey? How did you figure we could ship this from Colorado to New York?” Freight costs—even crated and palletized—are HUNDREDS of dollars.

Only option I could come up with was I do all the cuts, sanding, and finishing, and find some Central New York LumberJock who could assemble it for us … but … that takes all the fun out of it.

But that’s MY story. YOUR story is that you make a beautiful kid’s toy … and … I’m just a little bit envious.

Well done!

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 11-29-2009 08:07 PM

Very nice. Ive made several before and enjoyed watching them come “alive”

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#4 posted 11-30-2009 02:42 AM

This is the first rocking horse that I have seen that is painted instead of stained. Good choices on the colors. This is a very handsome horse. I especially like the way the feet of the horse attach to the stringers. Very clever.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#5 posted 12-01-2009 03:25 AM

Very Cool! I like the paint. I painted a couple last year and plan to do some this season using paint instead of stains.
I think you nailed the minimalist modern look. Nice work!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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